For Now

November 29, 2018

 

7pm

 

 

Image: Ian Douglas
Image: Ian Douglas

In For Now, Mariana Valencia examines authorship by questioning what gets carried into her work through the modes of proximity, relation and alliance. This process seeks to manipulate perceptions of life and its collaborators. For Now is sourced from various popular and cultural alliances and this particular ensemble of sources builds a choral surround of references. Valencia’s trajectory is not solely bound to her cultural history, but rather an algorithm ― of body, object and language― that creates a collective shout. The performance is similar to a vernacular exchange between the performer and the audience that encourages the responder to craft a field of meaning. The work proposes a lens for observation that positions our personal and cultural attachment to objects and subjects, and why (or, if?) we choose to live among them. In For Now, Valencia invites the audience to traverse a dense field of collective reference.